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Offline ChrisSmolinski

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Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« on: August 08, 2018, 1504 UTC »
Notable because the Cuban jammer is very weak this morning. It's there, but barely. Pedro must not be peddling very fast on the generator.
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2018, 2211 UTC »
Is Radio Marti a clandestine station, or just a regular radio station?
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #2 on: August 09, 2018, 1420 UTC »
I'd say its a gray area.  It's funded by the United States government, used to be through the United States Information Agency, which in turn was a front for the Central Intelligence Agency.  Think Radio Swan and other operations but Radio Marti is closer in affiliation to the VOA, Radio Free Europe, Radio Liberty, Radio Free Asia, etc.  Like Radio Free Asia, Radio Marti is heavily jammed by the nation it targets.  Radio Marti transmits US-based news and opinion to Cuba, and Cuba therefore jams it. 
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #3 on: August 09, 2018, 1440 UTC »
Is Radio Marti a clandestine station, or just a regular radio station?

Not clandestine in the classic sense but I can understand the argument of classifying it as such.
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2018, 2236 UTC »
Is Radio Marti a clandestine station, or just a regular radio station?

Not clandestine in the classic sense but I can understand the argument of classifying it as such.
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I seen a lot of people debating if it a clandestine station, or just a regular shortwave station. In my opinion i would label it as a clandestine station.
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #5 on: August 15, 2018, 0419 UTC »
I divide them into internal clandestine versus external as in their actual tx site.  Say a Yemeni rebel outfit using a mile of barbed wire as their mw/hf antenna on the outskirts of Sanaa would be a indigenous clandestine in my categorization. Then there's indigenous clandestines and alien clandestines, indigenous where nationals of the target country do the bcasting - inside or outside the target country, alien where external entities - likely a government interested in foreign intervention/influence of the target country supports the bcasts with money, equipment, advisement,  programming, etc inside or outside the target nation. Then there's false flag ops/spoofs/content meaconing, etc, where everyone is playing the game and things get kinda convoluted.

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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #6 on: August 15, 2018, 0614 UTC »
Is Radio Marti a clandestine station, or just a regular radio station?

Not clandestine in the classic sense but I can understand the argument of classifying it as such.
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I seen a lot of people debating if it a clandestine station, or just a regular shortwave station. In my opinion i would label it as a clandestine station.

Well....Merriam-Webster defines the word "clandestine" as "marked by, held in, or conducted with secrecy".  Radio Marti isn't a secret station, its been broadcasting openly to Cuba for fifty years or more.  In that sense, I would say that Radio Marti is a "regular shortwave station" run by the US government.  :)
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Re: Radio Marti 11930 AM 1503 UTC 8 Aug 2018
« Reply #7 on: August 15, 2018, 1251 UTC »
I agree with Matt B's comment and that is what I base my lists on.
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